Posts Tagged ‘trayvon martin’

Washington Post on Hoodies: Perfect and Utilitarian, or the Uniform of Thugs?

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote this morning that Trayvon Martin was killed because he was wearing "a certain uniform," one that he tells Politico are "what's worn by a whole lot of thugs."
That uniform—a hooded sweatshirt—is described like this on the Post's online store (brought to Washington City Paper's attention by the Huffington Post's Aaron [...]

Photos: Trayvon Martin Rally

Editors Diverge On Whether LGBT Activists Should Get Involved In Trayvon Martin Case

A couple of weeks ago, Blade editor Kevin Naff wrote an editorial complaining about how some sectors of the LGBT community rallied around Trayvon Martin's death. Naff, it seems, didn't quite understand how or why gay activists would want to align themselves with a movement that isn't an LGBT problem. He wrote:
Not to be left out [...]

Photos: Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Slideshow. 2100 block MLK Jr. Ave. SE. March 23.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

D.C.’s Trayvon Martin

There has been a bit of talk about Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman and his ties to the area—he grew up in Manassas, and the Post even has a profile of him in today's paper. But while 17-year-old Trayvon—who was unarmed when Zimmerman shot him—never lived nearby, D.C. has had its share of similar cases. [...]